LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 27, 2013) Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is asking that her 2011 arrest in Texas for driving while intoxicated be expunged.
In September Parker County prosecutors dropped the 2011 drunken driving citation, saying that the highway patrol officer who pulled Walton over had been suspended and wouldn’t be available to testify.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper was suspended pending an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct.
Walton, 64, the daughter of late Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, was arrested on Oct. 7, 2011, after she was stopped for speeding near Weatherford.
The trooper's report says there was the odor of alcohol in her car and that she showed signs of intoxication.
Walton’s arrest came about a month before the opening of the Walton-backed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.